Chelsea crisis deepens as Thiago Silva faces spell on sidelines with knee ligament damage

 
 
Chelsea dealt with an injury blow as defender Thiago Silva suffered knee ligament damage during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham.
 
Brazil’s 38-year-old captain underwent a scan on Monday, but the team has not yet indicated how long he will likely be sidelined.
 
Silva will now closely collaborate with the club’s medical staff during his recovery in order to return to play as soon as possible, according to Chelsea.
 
Silva won’t play in Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Dortmund in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. He will also be absent as Graham Potter’s struggling side look to improve their dismal league form, including Saturday’s home Premier League game against Leeds United
 
Chelsea are 14 points from the top four and have only won twice in their past 15 games in all competitions.
 
Silva signed a one-year contract extension this month, which will keep him at Chelsea until summer 2024.

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